Festival Highlight

New Talent’s Award: Celebrating the Future of Design

Three design talents were honored with the title and a travel grant.

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Festival Highlight

New Talent’s Award: Celebrating the Future of Design

Three design talents were honored with the title and a travel grant.

The leading magazines within Danish design and interior design in Scandinavia, BO BEDRE and Bolig Magasinet, held an award ceremony during this year's 3daysofdesign.

To celebrate creativity and the future of design, three design talents—consisting of two individuals and a design duo—were awarded the New Talent’s Award.

With the title comes a travel grant of 15,000 DKK.

The money for the travel grants comes from an auction that the two design magazines held a few years back. Leading design companies donated designs, and the income now goes to support new talent. Now that's the kind of circular thinking we like!

This year, the winners were found among the graduating students at the Royal Danish Academy.

The two judges—Erik Rimmer, editor-in-chief of BO BEDRE, and Helle Blok, editor-in-chief of Bolig Magasinet—said about the three winners:

Trolle Rudebeck Haar's mobile sauna

About Trolle Rudebeck Haar:

We are impressed by the way you first worked with models—beautiful black archetypal models of tents. And afterwards, it is very convincing and surprising to discover that you have transformed them into a mobile sauna. So now the world has a sauna that can be moved around—“WOW,” that's all we can say.

Jon Hinrik Höskuldsson and Kirstine Nørgaard Sejersen with Bundle

About the design duo Jon Hinrik Höskuldsson and Kirstine Nørgaard Sejersen:

We commend the way you first conducted your research on composite materials and the numerous experiments in which you mixed different materials. The final result, Bundle, is a very lightweight chair made of thermo-pressed flax fibers and plastic, where the amount of the latter material is significantly reduced—well done.

Thomas Woltmann's cabinet

About Thomas Woltmann:

Does anyone remember that there is an old ochre mine in Central Jutland? We know this now thanks to Thomas Woltmann's almost archaeological study, where he reopened the mine in Løvskal and uses the beautiful colors in a dazzling installation. Your cabinet, Thomas, is a masterpiece containing so many stories about colors, nature, and craftsmanship.

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Royal Danish Academy
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The Royal Danish Academy embodies the transformative potential of design and architecture within its Institute of Architecture and Design. Through the master's programs – Furniture Design, Strategic Design & Entrepreneurship, Spatial Design, and Fashion, Clothing, and Textiles – the institute investigates the intersection of design and architecture, as well as the relationship between human beings, spatiality and materiality. The aim is to develop specific fields, as well as an in-depth understanding of interdisciplinary collaborations. With this ambition, the institute educates designers and architects who appreciate the value of diversity and collaboration and employ their methods, knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
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Since its inception in 2013, Signe Byrdal Terenziani has facilitated the growth of the design community in her role as Managing Director. It all began as a small design event held in an old warehouse in Nordhavn, a harbour area overlooking Copenhagen’s waterfront. Four Danish brands launched the event as a joint initiative: Montana, Erik Jørgensen (now owned by Fredericia Furniture), Anker & Co, and Kvadrat. At that time, Copenhagen lacked a proper design festival, since the previous annual furniture fair at Bella Center closed down some years before.

Today, the 3daysofdesign festival extends to the entire city of Copenhagen and is considered the most significant annual design festival in Scandinavia.

Each year since its inception, 3daysofdesign has grown in popularity exponentially. In 2023, over 250 brands exhibited at the festival, where visitors could choose from as many as 500 events to attend in various design districts across Copenhagen, such as design talks, networking events, etc.

3daysofdesign takes place every year in Copenhagen mainly during the second week of June from Wednesday to Friday. In 2025 the festival will be held from 4 - 6 June.

Pack your bags, book a hotel and come to Copenhagen! 3daysofdesign is open to the general public and everyone is invited to visit the showrooms, exhibitions, workshops and design talks. All events are free of charge – however this his year we're using a new QR ticket system to make your experience smoother and more enjoyable. Simply download our app and register as a visitor to gain access to all the exhibition spaces and events.

Please check the programme, which is updated on an ongoing basis, at 3daysofdesign.dk

You can look forward to seeing cutting-edge concepts from new and established names in lifestyle, design, furniture and interior design. Get a preview of new product launches. Learn about upcoming trends on the horizon. Meet the players behind forward-thinking ideas worth knowing. And network with like-minded people with a passion for design.

It's easy to get around in Copenhagen.

Rent a bike, jump on the bus or metro, catch a boat or simply walk from venue to venue. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the architecture, restaurants, cafes, shops and Copenhagen's relaxed vibe by day and vibrant night life.

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